Some English Bible translations and paraphrases

[The Revised Standard Version with red cover. 1952—Xrayguy1969 / [CC BY-SA 4.0] Wikimedia]

King James Version (KJV) 1611

Douay-Rheims Bible (DRB) originally published in 1582 and 1609–1610, revised 1749–1752

American Standard Version (ASV) 1901, an American publication of the British Revised Version from 1885

Revised Standard Version (RSV) 1952

New American Bible (NAB) 1970

New English Bible (NEB) 1970

New American Standard Version (NASB) 1971, revision of ASV

Living Bible (TLB) 1971

Good News Bible (GNT) 1976

New International Version (NIV) 1978

New King James Version (NKJV) 1982, revision of KJV

New Jerusalem Bible (NJB) 1985

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 1989, revision of RSV

Contemporary English Version (CEV) 1995

New Living Translation (NLT) 1996, revision of Living Bible

The Message (MSG) 2002

English Standard Version (ESV) 2001

Holman Christian Standard (HCSB) 2004

Today’s New International Version (TNIV) 2005, revision of NIV

Common English Bible (CEB) 2011

New American Bible Revised Edition (NABRE) 2011, revision of NAB

By the editors

[Christian History originally published this article in Christian History Issue #143 in 2022]

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